NicheCast Episode 75 – Games With Hamfisted Politics

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Niche News of the Week

  1. Moero Chronicle Hyper Gets a Limited Physical Edition for Switch
  2. Half-Life: Alyx Launches in March 2020, First Trailer and Details
  3. State of Decay 2 Heads to Steam in Early 2020
  4. Story Trailer for Yakuza: Like a Dragon Confirms Kazuma Kiryu Cameo
  5. Pokemon Sword and Shield First Week Sales Top Six Million Copies
  6. Omega Labyrinth Life Heads to PC on December 10
  7. Next Part of Final Fantasy VII Remake Already in Development
  8. Massive 1.4 Update Now Available for Stardew Valley
  9. Google Denis Stadia Overheating Chromecast Ultra, Insists 4K Resolution is Real Despite Evidence
  10. John Woo’s Stranglehold Now Available Digitally for PC Exclusively via GOG

You can find the recording (and download link) of our podcast below:

Topic of the Week

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick says Blizzard games are not a platform for his politics. We talk up the reoccurring hot button issue with video games that have really hamfisted, possibly nonsensical politics or political themes. Why is it that more games these days have cringe-worthy, heavy handed politics and political themes? Is there a line with how thick a developer or writer lays on political themes? The Niche Gamer crew talk this up and how the industry has been embracing or avoiding this.

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